Moving to University campus and adjusting to it

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Moving to University campus and adjusting to it
  1. Unread #1 - Mar 22, 2019 at 9:54 PM
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    So a bit of background, I've just started my Bachelor of Information Technology, majoring in cyber security, which i'm enjoying a lot and the pressure currently isn't too bad. my overall goal is to become a penetration tester / security specialist

    So now here is my problem
    My dad has told me that I could move to a dorm on campus so I don't need to travel 1 and half hours via train and buses to get there totaling in 3 hours a day of travel (my sleeping schedule is decent right now).
    Is it worth it? is it more the experience on living campus?

    I've worked out I would be getting $400 a week from work (will be transferring to another store near by) and possibly between 400ish a fortnight from student allowance (government thing) so about $1200 a fortnight give or take 100 dollars
    $259 a week for rent leaves me about 100-200ish a week on misc and food (dorm is shared so we probs cook in bulk) so I believe i could manage of it

    Adjusting has been a slow process for me and I usually struggle to socialise, lately I've been able to talk to anyone and everyone which I think my social awkwardness was a highschool thing
    I've join a club just for the jumper, bag and some other stuff (like $100s worth of stuff for $55) do you think it's a good idea to join clubs, and get into the spirit?

    Mostly this post is just me to get any idea, as I do worry and not one of my family members has done a university degree, but also a bit of guidance.

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  3. Unread #2 - Mar 22, 2019 at 11:42 PM
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    Should have gone with penetration specialist instead...

    To be honest man, I've seen people in your situation all the time. Maybe not the most social guy in high school, but i see them now in college and they are doing great. People really become themselves in college, because you can literally be anybody. For a lot of people, it is just a high school thing.

    I would go for it. 3 hours HAS to suck..

    Do your best to find a club or maybe get involved in a frat?

    Don't be a recluse your whole life, you'll think back and regret not taking advantage of your early years. Get confident and be yourself.
     
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    Do it if it's within your financial means AND you don't expect to suffer excessively from homesickness. Honestly, I haven't lived on my campus' dorm myself since I live pretty close by regardless, but I've heard of home-sickness being a pretty debilitating issue for some. That being said, its never been that big of a deal for most of my friends.

    The cool thing about moving into a dorm is that you're exposed to many of the in-dorm social events which may help you prompt social activity, should wish to engage in those. One of my "regrets" surrounding time at college is probably not making the move to a campus dorm.
     
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    Do it; you won't regret it. Living away at university (college) builds you so much more as an individual than just what you're learning in class. Comes with it all the independence aspects of having to do things on your own. When you come out of college you'll be an adult.
     
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    Pretty much this. OP, you should go for it instead of torturing yourself with 1h+ of travel every single day.
     
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    This. All my friends that aren't away at college (staying local currently) are dying to get out of their town.
     
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    Thanks for everyone who is posting, I have a lot of support with family, and my dad said we will have a chat and work it out.
    Groups i'm going to start joining some of the social clubs in the next couple weeks <3
     
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    A lot of people here talk about homesickness. It can be tough if you do not manage it.

    While studying in another country (Denmark), I was one of those people that said they never miss home. But after half a year or so, it really gets to you if you do not visit your family, so make sure you go back home once in a while to catch up with your buddies and family so that you don't end up depressed and negatively affecting your grade.
     
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    Hey buddy,

    I graduated mid 2016, and moving to campus was probably the best thing that ever happened to me.

    It's easy being home, we're naturally drawn to situations that make us feel comfortable. It's easier to stay in than socialise, easier to stay at home than deal with the stress of leaving.

    My advice is to face malevolence, be strong and go head on into any fearful situation. You'll grow so much from it.

    I used to be a little socially awkward and that's because I over analysed a lot. But the truth is, people are far too focused on themselves to care about anyone else. You should honestly try your best to break out of comfort.

    You won't regret it. Good luck. :)
     
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    yoo!
    I cant speak for anyone else but i really wish i couldve lived on campus while at college. Despite my shyness, i personally think that outcome couldve changed if i put myself in more social situations.

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    Live in the dorm and get the full college experience. College isn't worth it if you're not getting the full experience. Have as much fun as you can.
     
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